CLARKSTON, WA – The Look Out Asotin County pedestrian safety campaign is unveiling a new mural depicting the culture and diversity of Clarkston citizens as they walk through a crosswalk. The ribbon cutting will be held outside on Monday, July 17 at 9:30 am at the Asotin County Community Services office located at 549 5th Street in Clarkston.
A local artist, Jeff Karlin, was selected from a Call for Artists to create the mural spanning 2 exterior walls at 5th and Poplar.
Community members are invited to attend to view the mural, meet the artist and learn more about pedestrian and traffic safety.
Karlin, a graduate of Lewis-Clark State College, is a teacher at Lewiston High School where he teaches physics, astronomy, physical geology, biology, marine biology, and zoology. In addition to the sciences, he is an accomplished children’s book author and illustrator, sculptor, painter, and musician. Some of his artwork and books will be available for sale at the event. Karlin lives in Clarkston with his wife and children.
The traffic safety mural is funded through the Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s Look Out Asotin County walk/roll safely grant.